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  • New telecom policy gets Cabinet nod

    New Delhi : The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new telecom policy, now named as ‘National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018’ that aims to attract $100 billion investment and create 40 lakh jobs in the sector by 2022.

  • Telcos revenue dips 1.7%, licence fee falls 12.7%

    New Delhi : The gross revenue of telecom operators slipped 1.76 per cent year-on-year during the quarter ended March 2018, while licence fee and spectrum charges, that government collects from them, fell 12.7 per cent and 23.4 per cent respectively, according to a Trai report.

  • Trai fine looms over call drops

    New Delhi : Trai is in the final stage of slapping penalty on operators who have not met call drop norms for the March quarter, its chairman R S Sharma said. Maintaining its watch on service quality in the sector, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had tightened the rules and asked players to abide by its new quality of service benchmarks from October 1, 2017. Two quarters of assessment has

  • Trai pitches for free spectrum for emergency communication network

    New Delhi : Telecom regulator Trai recommended allocation of 10 megahertz of paired 4G spectrum at no cost basis for setting up a nationwide network to provide communication service at the time of disaster and other emergencies.

  • Indore: Airtel records highest speed in TRAI speed test

    Indore: In the TRAI’s special drive test conducted in the city, Airtel’s 4G speed recorded 8.7 Mbps, fastest among all telecom operators. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had conducted five-day special drive test in the in the city from October 9-13 last year for 600 kilometres to judge the speed of  4G services of all the 4G service providers.

  • TRAI recommends open-architecture based WiFi for low cost services

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday submitted a report to the government on open-architecture based WiFi services through interoperability at low prices, which would substantially slash data prices.
    Submitting the report on “Public Wi-Fi Open Pilot Project” to Communications Minister Manoj Sinha, TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma said: “This is an architecture based on interoperability and is a very robust one… like UPI and Aadhar.”

  • Mobile number portability set to get faster

    New Delhi : Telecom regulator Trai is planning to initiate a review of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) mechanism to make the process of network port-out faster and simpler for subscribers.

  • Anybody free to challenge tariff order in court: Trai

    Barcelona : Telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday said anybody is free to move court against its tariff order after operators threatened to challenge the new rules while terming them “not fair”.

  • Telecom authority slams COAI on charges of favouritism

    New Delhi : Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday termed as “baseless” the COAI’s allegations that its orders appeared to be favouring one operator, and cautioned the industry body against making unsubstantiated charges.

  • Telecom sector eyes $100b investments

    New Delhi : The telecom sector should be able to address global requirements and attract investments of about $100 billion by 2022 under the new policy in works, as per suggestions made by sector regulator Trai on Friday.

  • Ericsson showcases nearly 1000X faster fifth-generation network

    Mumbai : Days after pegging that fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology would be a USD 27.3-billion opportunity for Indian telcos by 2026, mobile technology major Ericsson on Friday demonstrated the new technology, delivering a speed of 5.7 gigabyte per second. The prevalent fourth-generation (4G) networks in the country are reportedly found to be offering an average speed of 6.13 megabytes per second.

  • Trai suggests easing spectrum holding norms for telcos

    New Delhi ; In a move that will boost mergers and acquisitions, telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday recommended doing away with caps on spectrum holding in individual bands, and also mooted relaxing the overall ceiling.

  • Insolvency plea against RCom withdrawn

    Mumbai : Tech Madindra Ltd has withdrawn its insolvency petition against Reliance Communications Ltd as an amicable settlement is underway, the former told the National Company Law Tribunal on Thursday. Tech Mahindra in October had filed insolvency petitions against the company and its two subsidiaries to recover dues worth 84 mln rupees. Other than Tech Mahindra, Ericsson India Pvt has also moved the NCLT against Reliance Communications for non-payment of dues of

  • Reliance Jio tops TRAI’s 4G download speed test for August

    New Delhi: Reliance Jio has topped the telecom regulator’s 4G download speed test for the eighth consecutive month, official data showed on Monday.  According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s speed data, Jio recorded average speed of 18.433 Mbps for the month of August.  It was followed by Vodafone (8.999 Mbps), Idea Cellular (8.746 Mbps) and Bharti Airtel (8.550 Mbps).

  • Trai to begin consultation on data privacy, security in the telecom sector

    New Delhi : Mobile apps seeking blanket access to phone users’ information — even if irrelevant to their functions — have come under the lens of Trai, which will start consultation on data privacy and security in the telecom sector, according to a top official.

  • Trai to discuss tariff floor price with telcos on July 21

    New Delhi : Regulator Trai will meet all telecom service providers on July 21 to seek their views on ‘minimum floor price’ for voice and data tariffs, as being demanded by some operators, an official has said.

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